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ESP Biography



KARTHIK PRASAD, Stanford sophomore studying biology and economics




Major: Biology

College/Employer: Stanford

Year of Graduation: 2012

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi, my name is Karthik Prasad, and I'm at sophomore at Stanford. I'm from Houston, TX originally and am of Indian descent. My major interests include sports, computers, tv shows, and card games. I'm double majoring in biology and economics and am trying to decide between going to medical school and business school.



Past Classes

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B2166: The Great Stem Cell Debate in Splash! Spring 2012 (Apr. 21 - 22, 2012)
After some background information about recent developments in stem cell technology, therapy, research is provided, students will get to roleplay and debate and discuss the ethical implications behind these advancements and about the future of stem cell research. Get ready to "roll"-play!


B1401: 21st Century Advancements in Stem Cell Technology in Splash! Spring 2011 (Apr. 16 - 17, 2011)
So you've heard about stem cells on the news or in class, and you'd like to find out more about what they can do. This course, taught by members of the Stanford Student Society for Stem Cell Research, will cover recent advancements in stem cell technology and research. If you've ever wondered whether stem cells can be used to grow organs, repair spinal cord injuries, or cure cancer, this class is for you!


S1036: Stem Cells: What are they? Why do we care? in Splash! Fall 2010 (Nov. 13 - 14, 2010)
What do stem cells look like? How are stem cells grown and used to treat diseases? How many different kinds of stem cells do each of us have in our bodies? Is stem cell research ethical? In this class, we will explore these questions and many more.


S808: Stem Cells: What are they? Why do we care? in Splash! Spring 2010 (Apr. 17 - 18, 2010)
What do stem cells look like? How are stem cells grown and used to treat diseases? How many different kinds of stem cells do each of us have in our bodies? Is stem cell research ethical? In this class, we will explore these questions and many more.


S652: Stem Cells in Society in Splash! Fall 2009 (Oct. 10 - 11, 2009)
Stem cells are in the news everyday ranging from treating cerebral palsy to offering potential solutions to blindness. What are the newest developments in stem cell research? How is this research done while maintaining ethical standards?